UWC, SU isolate SA’s first lab culture of SARS-CoV-2
While much of the scientific and medical community rushes to develop therapeutic agents for COVID-19 based on clinical data, getting a better understanding of the brand-new virus remains crucial. That’s why it’s so important that South Africa obtained its very first known laboratory isolate of SARS-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on... Read more
UWC celebrates 60 years
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid extraordinary circumstances. “UWC’s motto, Respice Prospice (looking back, looking forward), reminds us of the foundation the University was built out of the struggle against apartheid, forging its way into becoming a world-class learning and... Read more
UWC celebrating its 60th anniversary
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid extraordinary circumstances. “UWC’s motto, Respice Prospice (looking back, looking forward), reminds us of the foundation the University has built out of the struggle against apartheid, forging its way into becoming a world-class learning and... Read more
UWC plan ensures students finish 2020 academic year
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has devised a comprehensive plan to ensure that students are permitted to complete the 2020 academic year. This is notwithstanding the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic remains unpredictable, and the situation locally and abroad remains extremely fluid. While our contingencies follow a... Read more
The Challenges Of Male Nurses
Only 10% of the world’s nurses are men. But despite reported gender bias and stigmatisation, there has been an increase in the number of male nurses. UWC nursing student Ilhaam Noordien set out to identify factors motivating men to choose nursing and to identify the perceived challenges of male... Read more
UWC student wins Good Hope FM Campus competition
There were hundreds of contestants from five different campuses in the Western Cape, but 20-year-old Nkanyezi Sikakane is the one Good Hope FM wanted. Sikakane is a third-year Economics student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) who fell in love with performing arts as a schoolgirl. The... Read more
UWC Sport launches an elite high-performance centre
High-Performance Centres (HPC) have proven to have tremendous benefits for athletes who wish to take their game to the next level. And athletes at UWC with these dreams will soon have the chance to make them a reality. When the University’s High-Performance Centre launches in June 2020, more athletes... Read more
UWC rugby star earns a Stormers call-up
UWC rugby star Lyle Hendricks’ impressive rise in rugby took another positive turn. On Friday he was named in the DHL Stormers squad for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign, making him the second University player in the team. The second-year BA student joined former UWC scrum-half and Rugby... Read more
Hundreds of graduates celebrate at UWC’s 2019 graduation
The University of the Western Cape conferred 16 doctorates, 74 master’s degrees, 10 honours degrees, 403 undergraduate degrees and 241 diplomas and certificates. In total, the University conferred just under 5 000 degrees, diplomas and certificates in 2019. During today’s ceremonies, UWC’s Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, commented... Read more
Former UWC vice-rector reveals secret
The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) first Vice-Rector has finally revealed a secret he has kept for more than three decades. Professor Jaap Durand tricked the apartheid government into spending money for infrastructure at the University that was built to offer limited training for Coloureds only. But UWC... Read more

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